LPI Releases a Series of Earth Day Posters Inspired by Apollo
March 12, 2020
On April 22, 2020, communities across the world will celebrate the first Digital Earth Day to address the most urgent threats to people and the planet. The Lunar and Planetary Institute has released a series of four Earth Day posters in advance of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Like Earth Day, these posters are inspired by Apollo era, as well as modern, lunar exploration.
The Apollo program of the late 1960s and early 1970s raised public awareness of the environment by offering a new perspective of Earth as well as providing insights into Earth's origins. The “Earthrise” photograph taken by Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders became the icon of the earliest stages of the environmental movement by offering a new perspective of Earth. It is no accident that the first Earth Day in 1970 occurred only a few months after the first Apollo landing in July 1969. The Apollo 8 image, and subsequent images of Earth captured by the first lunar explorers, show our planet hanging in space as a singular home for all humanity.
For more information, visit: Apollo 50: LPI Public Engagement Resources